McConnell Slams Democrats: We’ll “Have No Lectures” From Those Who Spent 4 Years Refusing” To Accept The 2016 Election
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats and the media for criticizing incumbent President Donald Trump’s decision not to concede the 2020 elections.
The Republican senator from Kentucky argued that none of the states have certified their results yet and President Trump is “within his rights” to seek legal measures following reports of voting irregularities specially in key states where he recorded sizable leads during the first few hours of the ballot counting.
“Obviously, no states have yet certified their election results. We have at least one or two states that are already on track to a recount, and I believe the president may have legal challenges underway in at least five states,” the senator who was recently re-elected said on the Senate floor.
“President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” McConnell added, noting that “a few legal inquiries from the president do not exactly spell the end of the republic.”
Media doesn’t decide who wins elections
While the mainstream media has pronounced Democratic nominee Joe Biden as president-elect, the Trump campaign has insisted that the “election is not over” — citing the ongoing vote counting in some states and the numerous lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign.
“The media doesn’t decide who wins elections, voters do. In multiple states the margins are razor thin with counting ongoing, several of which are headed for recounts,” GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said.
The media doesn’t decide who wins elections, voters do.
In multiple states the margins are razor thin with counting ongoing, several of which are headed for recounts.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 7, 2020
The Trump campaign has also likened the premature proclamation of Biden as president to a major bluff committed by major news networks when it named former VP Al Gore as the projected winner in Florida two decades ago in the state’s knife-edge thin vote results — only to retract it again and again until former president George W. Bush eventually won after a Supreme Court decision ended a recount in the Sunshine State.
More Republican lawmakers elected
In his speech on Monday, the Senate Majority Leader also hailed the Republican wins in last week’s election, which he said, proved that the American public has acted against the “radicalism” of Democrats.
“According to preliminary results, voters across the nation elected and re-elected Republican senators to a degree that actually stunned prognosticators,” Senator McConnell said.
“Likewise, the American people seem to have reacted to House Democrats’ radicalism and obstruction by shrinking the speaker’s majority and electing more Republicans,” he added.
Republicans are expecting to gain up to 13 new seats in the House of Representatives after maintaining every incumbent seat up for re-election and also breaking the record for most number of Republican women winningHouse races.
Meanwhile, McConnell lashed out at Democrats and singled out former 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for flip flopping on their earlier advice that Biden “should not concede” to President Trump, while now pushing the incumbent president to “gladly accept” election results.
“No lectures” from Democrats
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 9, 2020
“Let’s have no lectures about how the President should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election and who insinuated this one would be illegitimate, too, if they lost again. Let’s have no lectures on this subject from that contingent,” the Senate Majority Leader said.
“In late August, Secretary Hillary Clinton said, quote, ‘Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances… I think this is going to drag out, and… he will win if we don’t give an inch,’” McConnell said.
“That same month, Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic Leader both stated, quote, ‘[President Trump] needs to cheat to win.’ In October, when Speaker Pelosi was shopping some conspiracy theory about the Postal Service, she recklessly said, quote, ‘I have no doubt that the president… will lie, cheat, and steal, to win this election.’”
“Does this sound like a chorus that has any credibility to say a few legal challenges from President Trump represent some kind of crisis?” McConnell went on. “Suffice to say a few legal inquiries from the President do not exactly spell the end of the Republic,” he added.
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